Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting on campus, online, or on TV.

This weekend we conclude our Are You Certain? series. For 7 weeks we’ve studied the inspired letter of 1 John in search of spiritual confidence and assurance of salvation.

The book of 1 John is all about assurance, confidence, and eternal security. Its goal is to give genuine believers the guarantee that all our sins have been forgiven (past, present, and future); that God the Father completely accepts and approves of us through the merits of Jesus; that we really are going to be with Jesus when we die; and that our salvation is secure.

In this inspired letter, John identifies 7 pieces of evidence that you are—or are not—a genuine child of God. So far, we’ve discovered that authentic Jesus-followers:

  • Have a relationship with Jesus.
  • Are eager to confess and change when we sin.
  • Desire to know God above all else.
  • Will persevere in our faith to the end.
  • Possess a new kind of sacrificial love.
  • Exude faith and trust in Jesus to save, transform, and restore us.

You can find all these previous messages (and complementary resources) here or on the app.

Today’s message, the last in the series, is about obedience and life-change. We’ll see that those who truly belong to Jesus are in the obvious process of being transformed into His image.

May God give our very own Pastor Mike Graham the words to say as he concludes our series today.

Love in Jesus,

Matt Friend • Lead Pastor

This Week at a Glance

Thursday | May 27
  • 7 PM | Worship Service
Sunday | May 30

(Kids/Students Schedule | Groups Schedule)

  • 8:45 AM | On Campus & Online
  • 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, WCHS-TV
  • 11:15 AM | On Campus, Online
Monday, May 31
  • Memorial Day | Church offices closed
Tuesday | June 1
Wednesday | June 2
  • No Wednesday activities


Summer will be here before you know it, and we have plenty of opportunities coming up for you from the Yard Sale and Craft Show to VBS and Camp. Or you may choose to chase the kids’ boredom away with one of the many opportunities (lessons, tutoring, camps, sports, and more!) being offered by Bible Center School!


May We Serve

May We Serve gives us the perfect opportunity to love our neighbors well in the name of Jesus. We hope you will join us! YOUR own May We Serve ideas, carried out with friends or family and posted to social media with #MayWeServe. How creative can we get?! Let’s do this!

NEW – Parking Lot Team!

First-time guests are coming every Sunday! Help welcome them onto our campus and direct them to their designated parking area by joining the Parking Lot Team. If you can smile and wave, this is a great place for you to serve. Contact Paula Toney to sign up.  She has an orange vest for YOU!  

Drivers for Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday Evenings | Volunteers are needed to pick up and drop off people from a couple of the recovery homes. If you would like to help with this ministry, please email Sheri.


King’s Island (5th Grade)

June 22 | 7:00 AM-9:30 PM | A special trip to King’s Island is planned as 5th graders transition into middle school. Transportation will be provided (leave from the church), and parents may attend. Contact Pastor Steve Neill with questions. Cost $98 per ticket (includes all-day drink bottle and all-you-can-eat meal passes, taxes, and fees).

Bike Nights (2 yrs-5th Grade)

June 23 & July 14 | 6-8 PM | Mark your calendars and join us in June and July! We’ll enjoy the bike park, playground, and a cook-out while having fun with friends!


Stay Connected This Summer

You won’t want to miss what we have planned for students this summer. We’ll hold a variety of events, and we look forward to hanging out with you! Middle School Schedule | High School Schedule

Bible Center School

BCS Employment Opportunities

  • BCS is now accepting faculty and staff applications for the 2021-22 school year. Contact Principal Stephanie Schafer.
  • Teacher for 3-year-old Preschool Class | Full-time (with benefits) | Email Preschool Director Machelle Huffman for details.
  • Preschool Summer Employment Opportunities | Email Preschool Director Machelle Huffman for details.